Brave New World: An In Person Tribute to Ken Russell [read more]
Director Ken Russell has long been one of England's most iconoclastic, provocative and visually (and aurally) stunning directors. He first made a name for himself at the BBC, where he inaugurated a series of unconventional biopics of composers - a form he would continue to explore on the big screen. His breakthrough came in 1969 with the feature film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's WOMEN IN LOVE, a taboo-shattering classic that garnered Russell an Oscar nomination. From that point on he embarked on one audacious masterpiece after another, including a rock opera with The Who (TOMMY), a science fiction head trip (ALTERED STATES) and more unorthodox treatments of composers' lives (LISZTOMANIA, MAHLER).
Join us at the Cinematheque for these films, as well as the beloved yet controversial horror film THE DEVILS, on the big screen as they were meant to be experienced! We are thrilled to welcome BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated Ken Russell to the Aero and Egyptian Theatres! Be ready for an unforgettable weekend!
Aero Theatre, Friday, August 20 - 7:30 PM
THE DEVILS and ALTERED STATES
Egyptian Theatre, Saturday, August 21 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: Brand New Digital Cinema Presentation with Quintophonic Soundtrack!
TOMMY and LISZTOMANIA
Aero Theatre, Sunday, August 22- 7:30 PM
WOMEN IN LOVE and THE MUSIC LOVERS